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The EU has expressed in the morning, understanding that the Federal Council sends the negotiated framework agreement in the consultation. Only: EU Commissioner

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The EU wants results and clarity – we are actually also

The EU has expressed in the morning, understanding that the Federal Council sends the negotiated framework agreement in the consultation. Only: EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn also made clear that the EU would have expected from the Federal Council is actually a clearly favourable recommendation to the consultation participants. Now you expect such a to in June. Until then, the EU extended the Equivalence for the Swiss stock exchange.

the President of The foreign policy Commission of the national Council (FAC-N), Elisabeth Schneider-Schneiter, followed the media conference rooster from Brussels live. New did not learn, she says. The timetable of the Swiss nothing would change anyway. It is necessary now to examine the agreement in terms of content, and then to decide whether to accept. The APK will be on 15. January a public hearing of experts. In mid-February, the Commission will then determine your attitude and this to the Federal Council.

In Hahn's explanations made Schneider-Schneiter in particular, the EU internal signals. Demonstrate to the Commission towards the EU member States, such as in the future with special requests from within its own ranks and with Breakaway deal will wool – namely, with hardness. The parallel signals to the UK and to Switzerland, that is not going to be negotiated and to be the door, they were quite motivated in the EU.

EU "wants results and clarity – we"

a Little surprised SP-Foreign policy and national councillor Eric Nussbaumer. "The Commission has decided that the exchange of equivalence is not decoupled from the framework agreement with Switzerland. That is, as Hahn himself has said, a political decision to take, from the Swiss point of view, to the knowledge of," says Basel.

Clearly, it was for Nussbaumer then, that the Dossier after five years of negotiations between the parties, a term is linked. "That was, until recently, not so, and was virulent for the first Time, as the EU has issued, the exchange equivalence is only limited to one year. Now there is a Timeline of once half a year, Switzerland will be hardly more to find out." The Switzerland must now decide whether it wants a framework agreement for the future of the bilateral path.

the behavior of the EU is for Nussbaumer understandable, "you don't want there to negotiate in the sense of a training camp, you want results and clarity – we are actually also". As it would inside been politically also desirable to expect the EU to now by the Swiss Federal Council a clear opinion on whether he wanted to go in the dynamic of legal development and legal strengthening of the mutual market access with the EU – or not.


"So it's not", said by contrast, the St. Galler SVP national councillor Roland Büchel. The EU is linking the framework agreement factually unjustified with the Swiss stock exchange equivalence – "the EU is linked to inappropriate items on a whim," he says.

remained Clear, the draft of the framework agreement to be so, as he was, from a Swiss point of view, completely unacceptable. This on the one hand, "due to the Takeover of the Union citizens Directive by Switzerland, will not be excluded in the present text of the Treaty, and on the other hand, because of the wage protection. Financial and economic policy Thomas Matter (SVP, ZH) is displeased about the temporary extension of the Swiss stock exchange, of equivalence by the EU. Hahn's statements showed the depth level on the part of the EU in the so-called friendship between the EU and Switzerland. The behavior of the EU was meticulously. Matt calls against this Background, and "in view of the economic importance of this matter," that, in addition to the foreign Affairs committees, the committees for economic Affairs and taxation of both councils shall be consulted.

"understanding of our democracy,"

The former Ambassador, Thomas Borer believes in the extension of the exchange equivalence of the EU, which show, however, a "great understanding for Switzerland, and our democracy". The framework agreement, there is no way around to run but in the long term.

According to the Borers opinion, Secretary of state, Roberto Balzaretti, and the Federal Council in the negotiations have brought out the best: "The EU has made their view very large concessions. The extension of the deadline for offers for the policy, the possibility of the population of the importance and also the benefits of the agreement clearly and to create acceptance for it." (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 17.12.2018, 17:41 PM

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